Common Cents Mission: Common Cents, creator of the Penny Harvest, nurtures a new generation of caring and capable young people between the ages of four and 24 by enabling them to strengthen their communities through philanthropy and service-learning.

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Penny Harvest Tackles Turtle Needs in Central Park
Jordan’s face lit up with excitement as the bright red lid came off the plastic container housing the first of many turtles that he and his fellow Philanthropy Roundtable members would be seeing that day. Lorie Cramer, a member of the New York Turtle and Tortoise Society, was sharing some of her rehabilitated turtles in an interactive presentation at The Computer School in Manhattan.

Learning about the creatures was nothing new to the middle schoolers...
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Register for the Penny Harvest Run for Change! Represent your school, recruit your team or sponsor a school to keep the Penny Harvest going and growing!

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04.14.14
CELEBRATING THE POWER OF SCHOOLS DOING GOOD

Join us as we celebrate students across NYC at 4th annual Run for Change. Since the fall, over 300,000 students answered the call to service by collecting pennies, totaling 4,607 sacks and $36,283.72 in cash and checks.


04.11.14
Spring into Service! Volunteer Opportunities

Check out the latest volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations throughout New York City.
04.03.14
Penny Harvest Alum - Student Leader to Executive Intern

As an alumna of PS6, the Penny Harvest is a huge part of my life. I began participating in the Penny Harvest in the third grade, where I attended weekly meetings during my lunch period to be part of the Roundtable.
04.01.14
PENNY HARVEST: TEACHABLE MOMENTS

Students were able to interview an organization's representative through the use of social media.
03.26.14
EAST HARLEM EXPLOSION RELIEF FUND

Many Penny Harvest students and schools immediately sprang into action and asked themselves, "What can we do to help?"

The Organization Fnder





Did You Know?
The proper term for a once cent coin is "one cent piece," but in common usage this coin is often referred to as a penny or cent. Many times, even the Treasury Department and the United States Mint use the term penny because that is what is normally referred to in general use by the public.
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